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#121 Subbalteatus

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 01:30 AM

WaylitJim,

Wow, I am speechless at the beauty of those mushrooms!! This is an incredible thread, dont know how I didnt see it until yesterday. Good work Jim!!!

Anyway, I am amazed at the simplicity of the grow. Is it really that easy???

I noticed that you kept the mycelium in the block when you transferred into the chip mulch. But Did you do the same thing before when you transferred the popcorn to the alder woodchips in the filter bag? I mean, did you break up the popcorn or leave it in a chunk. It appears that you left it in a chunk.

What about watering? did you let nature do that or did you help?


One more question I guess. Do you think this same tek could be used for Ovoids in the spring/summer? If so When would be a good time to start? Would you do anything different? I know that Ovoids Like sandy soils with well rotted wood right?

Anyway I look forward to your reply and thanks for such an awesome thread Man.

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#122 arcamedes333

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:06 PM

very nice

#123 greenie

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:21 PM

u da man jim

#124 Subbalteatus

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:32 PM

forget i asked

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:57 PM

do those dry out just like psilocybe cubensis would?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:23 PM

Anyway, I am amazed at the simplicity of the grow. Is it really that easy???


Woodlovers are fairly easy to grow. Finding the right woodchips is important to strong colonization. That's really the biggest challenge, once you have healthy strong colonization, mother nature does the rest. Keep in mind, certain wood chips will work better than others.

I noticed that you kept the mycelium in the block when you transferred into the chip mulch. But Did you do the same thing before when you transferred the popcorn to the alder woodchips in the filter bag?


Yeah, the popcorn was kept intact. It was basically planted in the woodchip bag. This is known as the island effect, and has proven to more effective than breaking up the spawn.

What about watering? did you let nature do that or did you help?


The casing layer and the tub was sprayed with a water bottle every couple days.
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 12:19 PM

Those are really beautiful.

Would Hickory, Apple, Cherry, Maple, Mesquite, or Butternut chips make a good substitute for Alder?

Also, which woodlovers would you say are the hardiest in terms of cold tolerance?

What about in terms of tolerating periodically dryer conditions?

Thank you for your input and the truly inspiring photos.
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:09 PM

the board just won't allow me to keep hitting you with more rep waylit. ill keep trying haha!

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:59 PM

Those are really Would Hickory, Apple, Cherry, Maple, Mesquite, or Butternut chips make a good substitute for Alder?


There are many wood types that work. I've also used hickory and maple, but the best chips I've used found were piled at a local dog park. I have no idea what they are, it seems to be a mix of varouis trees. If you see woodchips in nature with mushrooms growing, take a bag home and pasteurize them.

which woodlovers would you say are the hardiest in terms of cold tolerance?


Either Psilocybe cyanescens or azurescens. In the US azures fruit in the top corner of NW where weather conditions on the coast are extreme. It's really cold, very wet and extremely windy...and they're happy as a clam. Psilocybe cyanescens are also very tolerant of the cold. I've seen patches covered with frost continue to grow. The photos below are from @Cro in Seattle. The Friscosa's like it warmer, they'll fruit with temps in the high 60's, but their growth slows considerably once temps drop in the the 30s.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 01:05 PM

ice caps. damn it must be the golden time of year....
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 09:49 PM

you definetly have some beautiful pics love the hyphae and the wood chips. great thread!!!!!

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:06 PM

Hi,

did you have on a lid or foil on he tubs..(I dad a foil roof, semi open)

did the rain fall on the casings....(if it rained heavy it passed)

did you have any draining holes (i had, snungs, worms and many more entered)

you sure have a nice grow..(mine was years ago, lasted for years..well just like one trip left, have to grow cubies ;))

I had some tubs of Azure going and spread it out to spawn more wood and it never recovered..a shame,

I had lots of insects and snugs, too and worms staring to trasform my tubs into wormcasting..so I pread it out..

was the last year I saw Azures..they still alive..but weak, without vigor..and do not fruit and got contaminated by other mushrooms and stuff


my best results were in a bag of woodchips..

I will try woodmycobags with Azures and any woodlover I can find

also azures are my favourite shroom to eat..

best regards and wonderfull grow (i saw a few over at shroomery that were comparable, also Azures, cyans and sups, just beautyfull)

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:27 PM

Sorry for the delay...

Did you have on a lid or foil on he tubs


I left the lids loosely on the tubs. Open enough to allow fresh air, but closed enough to keep humidity high. The tubs were kept in an outdoor garden shed.

did the rain fall on the casings?

There was no direct rain on the tubs. Watering was done every couple of days with a spray bottle. Keeping the casing layer moist will get the job done.

did you have any draining holes


I used to add drainage holes in the bottom of my tubs, but I don't do this anymore. If I water too heavy, I just dump excess water out by tilting the tub. The wood based matrix is so dense it even stays together upside down.

also azures are my favourite shroom to eat.


Friscosa's are my favorite shroom to eat. Azures are definitely potent but I get bad muscle cramps from them. Frisco's have more kick than cyans and they really keep their potency after drying. If you get a chance to grow this mushroom, please do so!!! Spread the LO:heart:E

best regards and wonderfull grow.


Thanks for the nice comments, the mushrooms do all the work! :love:
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:51 PM

This is the thread that just keeps on giving. All those pics, all the advice. Thanks to WJ and NF and everyone else.

I'll have to be giving these a try.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:46 PM

Man that rocks Very impressive and great pics as well.:loveeyes:

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:42 AM

very nicely done, and very informative, thanks very much waylit




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